Deep State leakers have had free run to take pot shots at the Trump administration.

Illegal leaks have peppered news stories and created a false air of scandal around the President.

But Trey Gowdy made one announcement that left the Deep State in tatters.

Gowdy was being interviewed on CNN after leaks of the closed door testimony of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats appeared in the press.

The South Carolina Congressman noted that less than ten people were in the room when Coats testified and that it was outrageous his remarks appeared in the media.

The Blaze reports:

“Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) angrily decried the leaks that came from a closed briefing of the House Intelligence Committee with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. He made the comments to Erin Burnett on CNN Thursday.

“What I found out, Erin,” Gowdy said, “is that about eight hours ago Adam Schiff and I look at Dan Coates in the eye and we assured him that there would be no selective leaking of his testimony to us.”

“And I’ll be damned if eight hours later,” he said angrily, “there aren’t three different leaks with what he told us.”

“So if anyone is questioning why congressional investigations aren’t taken seriously and are viewed as political exercises,” he continued, “you need look no further than the fact that we looked one of our intelligence officials in the eyes and promised him there would be no selective leaking, and here I am being asked about it not even eight hours later.”

But Gowdy didn’t stop there.

CNN’s Erin Burnett asked him who passed the information to the press.

Gowdy put the leaker on notice by narrowing down the suspects.

The Blaze also reports:

“So congressman, who leaked it?” Burnett asked. “Was it Coates, was it Schiff? Was there anyone else in the room than the three of you?”

“I can tell you who it was not,” he responded. “Oh no. There were eight people in the room. I can tell you who it was not. It was not me, and I do not believe it was Adam Schiff. He’s a former federal prosecutor who knows that leaks undercut the efficacy and integrity of investigations.”

“I can’t tell you who it was,” he concluded, “but I can tell you this – you’re going to have a chilling effect on other witnesses who want to share classified, sensitive information when it makes its way to the headlines before the transcripts even dry!”

Gowdy could also have been playing coy.

Given the small number of people in the room – and the fact that he eliminated Congressman Schiff and himself as suspects – Gowdy knows there are only a select few suspects to choose from.

His interview could have been an unspoken message to the leaker that Gowdy knows who he is.

Trump supporters were thrilled to see leakers taken head on.

While the Coats leak was not illegal, it did violate protocol.

Gowdy sent a message he is on to the leakers and my even know who they are.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.